Xtreme Fighting Championships has been at the forefront of WMMA since 2008, when it introduced their WMMA division with world class boxer, turned MMA fighter, Chevelle Hallback. Instant popularity of female fights in the XFC began to spread throughout the MMA industry, and the company known for finding the Next Generation of MMA Fighters followed up their promise of finding and building rising stars, by signing Marianna Kheyfets following their Open Fighter Tryout in 2010. Soon after, Kheyfets had her first fight live on national television to the HDNet viewers and thousands in attendance at the St. Pete Times Forum.
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Season 6 for the Bellator organization is in full swing now, and the 63rd event featured the beginning of this season’s welterweight tournament, as the eight competitors narrow the field down in the four scheduled main card match-ups.
When you think about the XFC, what comes to mind? If you are a red-blooded American male, chances are the name Marianna Kheyfets will cross your thoughts. Nick Newell, an inspirational story to any MMA fan, is another name that will surely come up. After a successful debut for the XFC in December, MMA fans have watched Newell’s fight at XFC 15 on Youtube over 1.5 million times. While Kheyfets has defeated her last three opponents, since joining the XFC. Both are currently undefeated
With no UFC this weekend, tonight’s XFC will take center stage in Knoxville, Tennessee and on HDNet. XFC 16: High Stakes will be headlined by a lightweight showdown between veterans Drew Fickett and Jamie Varner. Each fight comes in with a lot to prove and event on the line.
Contemplating retirement after a unanimous decision less than a month ago, former WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner stepped back into the cage at last night’s XFC 14: Resurrection. The devastating loss came at the hands of someone Varner believed he should have easily handled, which prompted Varner to tweet out he was retiring. Not so fast though, Varner was already schedule to fight at XFC 14 against Nate Jolly.